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Leonie Barrie joined just-style as managing editor 14 years ago, and during that time has been instrumental in steering the site's editorial content and direction. Under her leadership, just-style has raised its profile internationally, and today boasts a team of contributors around the world who provide a unique blend of up-to-the-minute news, research and analysis on the apparel and footwear industry and its supply chain.
An experienced business journalist with a background in fashion and textiles, Leonie has written extensively about global sourcing and production, technology, emerging markets, as well as retail, brand and marketing strategies. She has also interviewed industry leaders across the globe. As managing editor Leonie has travelled around the world to gain first-hand experience of the industry in various countries, and continues to deliver keynote speeches, chair roundtable and panel sessions at conferences, and write about the international apparel industry and the challenges and opportunities it faces.
Columns by Leonie Barrie
just-style editor Leonie Barrie shares her thoughts on some of the top stories in the news.
Articles by Leonie Barrie
Swedish fashion retailer H&M has again been criticised over the working conditions at some of its "best in class" supplier factories in Cambodia.
Hong Kong based manufacturing giant TAL Apparel Limited is implementing a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to help support an agile business model targeting high-end brands.
A link has been established between improved working conditions in the apparel industry and a resulting boost to factory competitiveness – but the sourcing practices of global buyers remains one of the biggest challenges to progress.
A new range of "smart" cellulosic yarns derived from natural and rapidly renewable resources and coloured using an ultrasonic natural plant dyed process is set to make its debut later this week.
Three new reports published today (26 September) suggest the wild harvesting and farming of pythons is ecologically sustainable and results in socioeconomic benefits for poor households in South-East Asia.
Suppliers in several major clothing exporting countries could lose their preferential access to the UK market if and when Britain leaves the EU unless special terms of access are negotiated, a new report suggests.
Modifications to the tariff classifications of many woven apparel products to cover recreational performance outerwear have had a knock-on – and confusing – impact on products such as jeans.
A new inspection checklist developed to collect information on Bangladesh ready-made garment factories marks another major step towards building a modern and transparent labour inspectorate in the country.
The Cotton Leads programme for responsibly-produced cotton has added another four brands to its partners, bringing the total to more than 400 since its launch three years ago.
Down clothing specialist Feathered Friends is hoping to increase visibility in its manufacturing process after arming supervisors with real-time information while on the production floor.
- Better factory conditions boost the bottom line
- Is there more to Primark's woes than the weather?
- Myanmar garment exports surged 20% in 2015
- Under Armour on track with new UAS sportswear line
- Why synthetic fibres are a safe bet for the future
- Brexit may hit suppliers with UK duty-free access
- Vietnam's Vinatex opens $5.7m garment factory
- H&M living wage commitments criticised in Cambodia
- New US tariff classifications impact woven apparel
- Natural plant dyed eco-friendly cellulosic yarns